Welcome to the Monday Mix, where each week we showcase new music debuting on the opbmusic broadcast. This week, it’s a song about Mark Zuckerberg, new Swedish electronica from Little Dragon, and Conor Oberst with bagpipes.
Nap Eyes - “Mark Zuckerberg”
The Skinny: Nap Eyes’ new single asks a rhetorical question: “Is Mark Zuckerberg a ghost?” This rhythmically satirical journey explores the question because as the band states, “People are scared of Mark Zuckerberg.” The single is accompanied by a fascinating music video that was directed by and features animation from Cole Kush depicting the band as ghosts and Mark as a strange figure crawling through a tv screen and into the action we are all experiencing.
Release Date: “Snapshot of a Beginner” was released March 20.
PNW Tour Dates: None
Bright Eyes - “Persona Non Grata”
The Skinny: Bright Eyes has released its first musical offering in nine years in this new single, “Persona Non Grata,” with the promise of a new album coming soon. In a letter released to fans, the band says it was a difficult decision to settle on which song to release first, “but this one seemed as good of a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes!” In addition to the sounds of the aforementioned bagpipes (a first for the band), the song is a deep and beautiful piano-driven ballad containing the signature lyrical exploration of Connor Oberst.
Release Date: “Persona Non Grata” was released last week. A new album is TBA.
PNW Tour Dates: Bright Eyes’ 2020 tour has been postponed.
Little Dragon - “Where You Belong”
The Skinny: Swedish electronic band Little Dragon has released their new single “Where you belong,” adding a fresh alternative R&B sound to the musical landscape. The vocals on this track feature a shifting vocal tone reminiscent of an artist like D’Angelo, led by vocalist Yukimi Nagano’s effortless and quiet style.
Release Date: The album “New Me, Same Us” was released March 27.
PNW Tour Dates: None.